Sam is a DOH licensed Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Master of Psychology (Clinical) from Deakin University and University of Tasmania, Australia respectively. Sam is also nearing the completion of her PhD in psychiatric epidemiology and nutritional psychiatry. Sam’s clinical experience encompasses clients of all ages and with a broad range of presenting problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, interpersonal and self-esteem problems, and personality disorders.
Sam provides general counselling support and specialist psychological therapies for adults struggling with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and others to achieve positive results with her clients. Through her supportive and empathic approach, clients are able to share their experiences and work towards their goals in a safe and accepting environment.
Sam is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP) in Australia. Sam has published work in several internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals and has also presented at numerous international conferences, including those hosted by the American Psychological Association, World Psychiatric Association, and UK Royal College of Psychiatrists. Sam’s recent and planned professional development endeavours include training in Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).